My friend Dale sent me a couple of pieces of redwood that had been used as a marischino cherry vat in Travis City Michigan. This is a trade and I will send him a supply of Sitka Spruce uke tops in tomorrows post.
The wood has a purplish hue. It will be interesting to see, if after re-sawing it retains that color on the inside. Fun to get these unique woods to experiment with.
Now its time to make the nuts for the three pinecones. I marked the height of the frets with the flat pencil, Then made another line to saw. I should be able to get two nuts from this nice piece of buffalo bone.
Here we are sawing down the line with a jewelers saw.
Here is the piece I will make the third nut from, with a little luck I can get four nuts from this piece
I think it is going to work.
Now the nut is set into its place, a thin piece of rosewood is then placed between the nut and the pinecone plate. The wood pieces will be glued and clamped but the nut will remain free. It is just being used here to establish the gap for the nut.